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1,270 Ratings

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Kaguya-hime no Monogatari

Directed by Isao Takahata
Japan, 2013
Animation

Synopsis

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Directed by Isao Takahata

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2014 | Directors' Fortnight

Academy Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | 2nd place: Best Animated Feature Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2014 | Winner: Best Animation

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